Fly Lines

The author caught this nice Toledo Bend bass while casting flies from his kayak.

Taming the gorilla

Sprawling Toledo Bend can be a flycaster’s delight
July 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Ron Begnaud of Lafayette is one of many veteran redfish anglers who puts a premium on casting accuracy over distance.

Redfish made easy

Don’t be a dummy, keep it simple
June 09, 2014 at 9:00am
Who needs mountains and trout for artistic inspiration? Scenic Caddo Lake and its bream are equally compelling.

Ode to gobbule

A tribute to our favorite fish
May 08, 2014 at 5:00pm
Chinquapin on fly rod?  Yes, you can!  With the right flies and the right leader, it’s the rule, not the exception.

Shellcracking the code

Who says flies can’t catch chinquapin?
April 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Fiscations don’t have to include 1,000-mile jaunts to the west. Larry Offner of Denham Springs enjoys casting to rising trout on the streams of North Georgia.

Fishcation planning begins now

Make your fishing dreams come true
March 11, 2014 at 9:00am
The Bass Bully is perfect for tempting bass, with a tail that is tantalizingly lively but not too long.

Bully those bass!

Taunt them into fighting back with Wilson’s fly
February 07, 2014 at 9:00am
Rainbow trout are native to cold-water rivers, and have been stocked worldwide to enhance fishing.

The rainbow phenomena

Enjoy mountain fishing in the coastal plains
January 09, 2014 at 9:00am
A finalist for Best Event of 2013 is September’s Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo, which drew more than 50 participants.

The best of 2013

I hate lists so much that I made my own
December 10, 2013 at 9:00am
The pumpkins found in clear water are very easy to spot, but not always easy to catch.

Pumpkin time

‘Tis the season to be sightcasting
November 11, 2013 at 9:00am
No dock?  That’s no problem for Steve Lee.  He uses a small kayak rigged as a floating dock that he pulls behind his canoe and anchors off with PVC poles.

Shadows in the night

Subdue the creatures that lurk the lights
October 10, 2013 at 9:00am
Kisatchie Bayou is a unique stream that resembles Arkansas or Missouri more than Louisiana.

See spot run

Cooler days bring hot stream action
September 10, 2013 at 9:00am
A VOSI makes a fly dance around, driving trout crazy.

VOSI Answer Man

Tips for using the fly-rodders’ popping cork
August 09, 2013 at 9:00am
No boat, no problem. In late summer, line-ripping pelagics like Spanish mackerel can be caught from kayaks, in the surf or from piers. The author took this mackerel from the Caminada Pass bridge.

Fast and furious

Nearshore options for summer pelagics
July 11, 2013 at 9:00am
My dad with one of his many “friends” from Lake Henderson. A lifelong conservationist, he kept only enough to eat that week, and released the rest.

An outdoors legacy

A Father’s Day tribute to Pop
June 07, 2013 at 9:00am